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Illinois Work Injury Law Firm

Over 75 Years Fighting for the Injured Worker

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured on the job, you are likely facing significant medical bills, lost wages, and the prospect of having your future earning capacity reduced or taken away altogether. You may be wondering what to do next, how to pay your bills, and where to look for answers.

The work injury attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC can help. We focus our practice on helping injured workers get back on their feet, both physically and financially. You may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim or a lawsuit against your employer or a third-party who was responsible for your injuries.

Call us today at (312) 586-1700 for a free and confidential case evaluation. We will listen to your story, let you know if we can help, and get to work building a case immediately if you choose us to represent you.

Why Choose Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC?

The law firm that you choose to work with can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Experience successfully handling work injury cases is incredibly important, especially in cases involving serious injuries and complex liability issues. At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC we have decades of experience in this area of law and a long history of successful case outcomes.

  • Our work injury attorneys have recovered over $500 million in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients, including a record-setting $18.6 million for a client in a construction accident.
  • We have over decades of experience. Our lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.
  • Our attorneys are not afraid to pursue your case to the furthest extent possible. We will not hesitate to take your work injury claim to trial if it is in your best interests.
  • We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no fees unless we win.

Workers’ Compensation vs Third-Party Lawsuit

In Illinois, most workers are eligible for workers’ compensation if they have been injured while performing their work-related duties. This system is designed to provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages and disability. However, your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another person or entity, you may be eligible for a third-party lawsuit. A negligent third-party can be a contractor or subcontractor who failed to provide adequate training or safety gear. It can be a building owner who failed to provide a safe working environment. It can even be a manufacturer who produced tools or machinery that were unsafe or defective.

In cases like these, the injuries are often severe and workers’ compensation benefits may not be nearly enough. A lawsuit can help make sure that you and your family are fairly and fully compensated for the injuries you incurred and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on your life.

Understanding who is responsible for your injuries and how much compensation you need to move forward can be very difficult. It requires an understanding of work-related safety issues, complex laws and regulations, careful and thorough investigation, and experience and mastery of the process. We recommend that anyone injured at work speaks with an attorney, even if you are unsure if another person was responsible.

At Taxman, Pollock, Murray, & Bekkerman, LLC, we do this every day. We know what to look for and where to look. Even if it turns out that workers’ compensation is your best avenue for recovery, we can help ensure that you maximize the benefits available to you. The best part is, there is absolutely no cost or obligation to you to speak with us. We are here to help you move forward and make the best decision for yourself, your future and your family.

Where Do Work Injuries Occur Most Often?

Serious work injuries can happen to anyone in any occupation. However, they are more common in certain industries and in certain occupations than others due to the nature of the work that is performed. These industries include:

The construction industry: in scaffolding accidents, roofing work, falls from heights, electrocution, heavy machinery and power tool accidents, chemical or inhalation incidents, HVAC accidents, unsafe construction sites, or inadequate training, among others.

Industrial settings: this can include the automotive industry and work in factories. Common incidents involve machinery and workshop injuries such as lathes and cutting equipment.

The gig economy: especially through the last few years services such as Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, Doordash, Instacart, Grubhub, and many others have put thousands of drivers and workers in harm’s way.

Amazon delivery services: Amazon contracts delivery drivers from all over the state through Amazon Flex and other programs.

Depending upon how you were injured and what setting you work in, the liability issues and evidential requirements may differ considerably. We understand the issues involved in any of these settings and can help, no matter how your injury occurred.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you are suffering in the aftermath of a serious work injury, don’t go it alone. Contact the attorneys at Taxman, Pollock, Murray, & Bekkerman, LLC as soon as possible. We will find out who is responsible for what happened to you and fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. The consultation is free and completely confidential. 312-376-4802


Meet the Attorneys

Over 75 Tears Fighting for the Injured Worker

The Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, was proudly founded by four very successful and established lawyers. That statement is not rhetoric, but a fact earned by years of diligently working in the field of personal injury law representing victims of negligence. Together we bring over decades of experience in handling medical and nursing home negligence, trucking, bicycle, and motor vehicle negligence, product liability, premises liability, explosion and workplace injury cases.

what our clients say

Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and answered any question that I had.
They were great through the entire process and won me more than I thought possible. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for legal counsel.


Taxman Pollock was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
Everyone we worked with was a true expert in their field. And most importantly a very good outcome was the result.


Working with this Law firm was amazing.
When you’re going through a tough time, like in my case, in pain, dealing with doctors appointments, and physical therapy, you want a lawyer and law office than can put you at ease, one that you know that is fighting on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome… I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.